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James Matthews James Edward Matthews
Full Name: James Edward Matthews
Date of birth: October 18, 1829
Date of death: January 13, 1904

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 27 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1) (2)   Democrat White Mound / Grayson   Grayson
H 48 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (3) (4) (5)   Democrat White Mound / Grayson   Grayson
(1) White Mound post office closed in 1904. The community was located eight miles southeast of Sherman, TX. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(3) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(4) White Mount, Grayson County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biography, James E. Matthews, p. 255. Birth date 10/18/1829 in Henry County, Virginia. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch of son, John Hill Matthews, Volume II, pp. 449-450. James E. Matthews, born 1830 in Henry County, Virginia; married Susan Cole in 1853; later served in North Carolina legislature and Texas legislature from Grayson County; death date 1/13/1894 [sic]. A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas, 1906.
  • Other Resources
  • James Edward Matthews, birth date 10/18/1829, death date 1/13/1904 on grave marker, interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Bowie, Montague County with Susan Ruth Cole Matthews (1837-1922). Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, James Edward Matthews, Bowie Blade (Bowie, Tex.), 1/22/1904, p. 8, crediting Bowie Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. James Matthews, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. James Matthews, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of House members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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